Going out for the day is great fun, but it is easy to get an injury in unfamiliar surroundings. A well-run tourist attraction will have adequate staff and they will make sure that any hazards are clearly marked, but even so, it is very much your own responsibility to make sure that you are looking out for anything that is dangerous.
Know your limits
If you are visiting a tourist attraction that is unfamiliar to you, check first before going on any rides or taking part in any activities that your health does not put you in danger. The signs at the entrance usually give a clue as to what conditions might stop you taking part fully and it is important to make sure you don’t ignore these warnings. If you don’t see a sign but are doubtful about anything, ask – your health is not something to take risks with.
Fall, sprains and fractures
If you are in a crowd of excited people, accidents are almost bound to happen. Taking reasonable care is of course your own responsibility but sometimes the unexpected can occur. In a tourist attraction there are usually food outlets and here you can almost guarantee spills – staff will clear them as soon as possible, but there are still likely to be slip hazards such as dropped chips, ice cream and drinks. Stepping on a discarded plastic bag is a very frequent reason for some very nasty falls.
Call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can
If you have been injured whilst on a day out, you may not be near home when it happens, so remember to keep a note of any extra expenses you or your family may incur – all of this will be recovered when you claim for compensation. As soon as you call AAH for advice, one of our experts will help you start the claim and will let you know the process that will be followed. We don’t need a payment up front to begin, because we work on a no win, no fee* basis and we will do all the paperwork and phone calling for you. In most cases, you won’t be required to attend court. As long as the accident you suffered was somebody else’s fault, it happened less than three years ago and you needed medical attention, you will almost certainly be eligible to claim.
Date Published: April 20, 2014
Author: David Brown